Dr. Travis Howard, DO

Dr. Travis Howard, DO

General Surgery  |  
Male  |  
47 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Travis Howard, DO is a general surgery doctor who practices in Gilbert, AZ. He is 47 years old and has been practicing for 16 years.

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726 N Greenfield Rd Ste 105

Gilbert, AZ 85234
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Arizona Foundation
  • Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS)
  • Banner Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • One Health
  • Private HealthCare Systems
  • Tricare
  • Triwest

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Port Placements or Replacements
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Breast Diseases
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  • General Surgery
  • Breast Surgery
  • Endocrine Surgery
  • Gastroenterological Surgery
  • Surgery

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Osteopathic Board of Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Hernia
  • Abscess
  • Acute Appendicitis
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Angiosarcoma of the Breast
  • Appendicitis
  • Appendix Cancer
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Benign Tumor
  • Biliary Disorders
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Lump
  • Cancer
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colon Polyp
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Endocrine Cancer
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gastroenterologic Cancer (Colon, Stomach, Esophageal, Liver)
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Invasive Breast Cancer
  • Invasive Ductal Carcinoma
  • Invasive Lobular Carcinoma
  • Lipomas
  • Liver Cancer
  • Male Breast Cancer
  • Meckel's Diverticulum
  • Melanoma
  • Skin Cancer
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Ventral Hernia


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  • Abdominal Surgery
  • Adhesiolysis
  • Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Advanced Robotic Surgery
  • Appendectomy
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Cholecystectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Colectomy
  • Colon Surgery
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colonoscopy
  • Diaphragmatic-Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Diaphragmatic-Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair With Robotic Assistance
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision of Cyst
  • Excision of Lipoma
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Soft Tissue Lesion
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gastrointestinal Surgery
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Inguinal Hernia Surgery
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Anti-Reflux Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Colectomy
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparoscopic Ventral Herniorrhaphy
  • Laparotomy
  • Lumpectomy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Partial Mastectomy
  • Plasmapheresis
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Sentinel Node Biopsy
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stereotaxis
  • Surgery, Robotic Assisted
  • Surgical Procedures
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Wound Repair
  • da Vinci® Robotic Surgery


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Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • Brigham Young University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1995
  • Oklahoma State Univ Center For Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2001
  • Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2002
  • Tulsa Regional Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2006

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dignity Health - Mercy Gilbert Medical Center

is a Recipient of a Healthgrades Excellence Award
General Surgery Excellence Award

Hospital Quality Award

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Dr. Howard's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Howard to family and friends
based on 27 total reviews (10 with comments)
Dr. Howard's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (10)
Gilbert, AZ |
Dr. Howard removed a lipoma thing from behind my ear, and it was so painless. He explained everything he was going to do before he did it and eased my worries. I would definitely recommend him to any family or friends for any thing.
in Mesa, AZ |
Dr. Howard is a gifted and brilliant surgeon. After two prior surgeries for the same problem, he performed surgery on me. I ha little to no pain, was up and walking the very same night, no pain meds needed . His explanations before and after surgery left me at ease and with no fears. It is rare to find such talent and yet personal skills these days and he sure fills both of these needs.. I would recommend anyone to see him needing surgery. Younger, gifted and well experienced. Thank you!!
in Gilbert, AZ |
The stress of a pending surgical procedure was eased by the professional office staff and Dr. Howards confident assurance of a successful hernia repair . Choosing to have the procedure done at the Surgery Center of Gilbert was a positive experience from the time I walked in to the time I walked out . Thank you Dr. Howard and your great staff for a JOB WELL DONE .
in Mesa, AZ |
I had two hernias in my abdomen, which he repaired. He went over everything with me and I felt comfortable with going ahead with my surgery. When I went for my surgery check up after the surgery he again went over everything he had done and answered my questions. Very satisfied and would go to him again if I needed to. Linda Reese
in Chandler,AZ |
First time ever having surgery. He explained what he was going to do. How long it was going to take and the recovery time. Was very open and honest with me. Made me feel at ease going into surgery.
in Gilbert, AZ |
I was referred to Dr. Travis Howard by Dr. Grossklaus, a highly respected urologist. I kept an open mind and was blown away by Dr Howard's knowledge, professionalism and bedside manner. My surgery and recovery for my double hernia was flawless. I highly recomend this doctor for hernia surgery and ive heard he also is highly sought after for other surgeries like GERD/acid reflux which im also in the process of pursuing. I've referred several people to him and you will not be let down, truly one o
in Chandler, AZ |
In January, 2017 Dr. Howard performed gallbladder removal and hiatal hernia repair surgery on me. This was the first time I had ever had any kind of surgery. In my first meeting Dr. Howard explained the surgery to me and then listened to my questions and he took the time to answer each one of them. My surgery went well. Dr. Howard is very respectful, compassionate and really cares for his patients. I will recommend him to my friends and family. Thank you, Dr. Howard and God Bless.
in Gilbert, AZ |
I was referred to Dr Howard by a top Urologist (Dr. Grossklaus | Southwest Urologic Specialists P.C.) who is an instructor at Mayo Clinic and is highly sought after and respected by his peers. I went in with an open mind and was blown away by Dr Howards knowledge, professionalism and bed side manner, truly a scholar and a gentleman. My surgery (double hernia in groin area) was flawless and recovery has been amazing. I highy recommmend this surgeon and have to many friends already. Thanks Travis!
in Mesa, AZ |
Horable Surgeon. I had him perform a inguinal bilateral hernia repair 1 year ago. He left me with chronic pain and testicle issues. One testicle is way up high and the other way way low. About 2 inches apart in length. I now have this deformation for life. I have had constant problems since the surgery last year. He said before surgery maybe less then 10% will have problems but nothing said about making my testicles deformed. Not to mention a surprise medical bill for a surgeon assistant. BAD Dr
in Gilbert, AZ |
He listened to me, viewed results and quickly came to a conclusion about the procedure/care I needed. Very impressed. Great surgery result.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Howard accepts 16 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • Arizona Foundation
  • Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS)
    Care1st Health Plan Arizona
    Health Net Access
    Mercy Care Plan
    Phoenix Health Plan
  • Banner Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
    Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna POS
    Cigna PPO
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Health Net
  • Humana
    Humana HMO
    Humana PPO
  • MultiPlan
  • One Health
  • Private HealthCare Systems
  • Tricare
    TriCare for Life
  • Triwest
  • UnitedHealthCare
    PacifiCare HMO
    United Healthcare
  • Worker's Compensation
    Worker's Compensation WC

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Hospitals where Dr. Howard has admitting privileges

Dignity Health - Mercy Gilbert Medical Center
3555 S Val Vista Dr
Gilbert, AZ 85297
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Banner Baywood Medical Center
6644 E Baywood Ave
Mesa, AZ 85206
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